Winter Online 2024 Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Course- NW WA section

When: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024 - 6:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2024 - 8:30pm
Where: 

Online

Host: 
WSU Extension Forestry
What: 

Coached Planning: This NW Washington course section is for people with properties in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, and Whatcom counties.

When: The Thursday evening class sessions will be 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. January 18 – March 14, 2024

Registration: Visit the WSU Extension Forestry web site for further information and registration details.

Your Land. Your Trees. Your Goals.

Natural beauty, wildlife, ecosystem health, harvest income, family ties, privacy, and peace and quiet are some of the many reasons people value their forested property. Whatever your values and objectives are, this comprehensive, university-based forestry class will help you get the most out of the land you love. Whether you have just a few wooded acres or a larger forest tract, if you have trees on your property, this class is for you.

Topics covered include:

  • How do you know if your trees are healthy? What should you do if they aren’t?
  • Are characteristics of your property attracting or repelling the wildlife you enjoy? What can you do if wildlife cause damage?
  • Are there certain trees you should always keep or remove? How do you cut trees without damaging your land?
  • What types of trees do you have? Does your forest look like a “mess”?
  • How do you know if your trees need to be thinned, and how do you go about it?
  • How do you identify and mitigate fire risks?
  • Are invasive and noxious weeds taking over your underbrush? What are the risks and what can you do about it?
  • What kind of soil do you have and how does that affect what grows?
  • Can you successfully generate income from harvesting timber? How do you work with loggers?
  • How do you increase biodiversity and foster old growth type forest conditions??

Save money, too!

As part of this course we will “coach” you in the writing of your own simple forestry plan that may qualify you for property tax reductions or conservation cost-share grants.